BRING SHARON HOME / D.C. LESBIAN COMMITTEE TO FREE SHARON KOWALSKI

Title

BRING SHARON HOME / D.C. LESBIAN COMMITTEE TO FREE SHARON KOWALSKI

Description

Sharon Kowalski and Karen Thompson were partners in St. Cloud, Minn., for four years when, in 1983, Kowalski suffered massive brain injuries in an automobile accident. A court named Kowalski’s father as legal guardian with the understanding that Thompson would have visitation rights; however, the father cut off Thompson’s visitation rights and Thompson sued. Ultimately, after many years, the Minnesota Court of Appeals finally ruled in favor of Thompson as legal guardian, a significant victory for gay rights.

Subject

Kowalski, Sharon; Thompson, Karen

Publisher

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston

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Citation

“BRING SHARON HOME / D.C. LESBIAN COMMITTEE TO FREE SHARON KOWALSKI,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed October 17, 2019, https://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/71.

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